Haji Mohamed Dawjee is the deputy digital news editor and a columnist at the Mail & Guardian. Unable to put her degree in music to better use because of stage fright (she maintains), she obtained an honours degree in journalism from the University of Stellenbosch. She now spends her time in the newsroom trying to figure out how to give readers multi-platform story experiences. Besides diversifying the M&G's digital content, Haji also throws together a weekly column, which receives a bit of engagement and no awards. She's a little funny, slightly quirky and she smells good most of the time. Pigeons are her kryptonite and she shoots apostrophes. In her previous incarnation as social media editor at the M&G, she was featured on BBC Radio, Al-Jazeera and the Huffington Post Live.
There is substantial evidence that suggests self-promotion is a valuable tool, especially in the creative industry, but how much is too much?
Taking Twitter by storm, this Wits student weathers insults left, right and centre and comes through even more convincing, writes Haji Mohamed Dawjee.
Stop wondering. President Jacob Zuma’s expected response during his Q&A session today will be nothing short of witty, writes Haji Mohamed Dawjee.
Fleek’s the new buzzword for trendy. But when it comes to what’s on your feet, only men can be fleek, writes Haji Mohamed Dawjee.
The distances the kids next door have to cover to get to school are lost on Zuma, who is blindly feathering his nest, writes Haji Mohamed Dawjee.
The address is a chance for the president to face the nation. Here are five things the nation is hoping for.
As South Africa mourns the death of one of its most celebrated authors, we take a look at seven of his outstanding literary achievements.
When the socks that need pulling up are absent, we must turn to leaders, the government, municipalities and citizens, writes Haji Mohamed Dawjee.
An ode to the long-suffering people of South Africa in light of Eskom’s perpetual rolling blackouts, by Haji Mohamed Dawjee.
For all the flak a restaurant owner received for reported racism, most seem to ignore his sexism. Haji Mohamed Dawjee imagines his jubilation at this.